Assistant Chief Engineer


Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP714-11194

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Assistant Chief Engineer

The Assistant Engineering Manager will be responsible for the daily operation, repair and maintenance of the Hotel assets, supervision and scheduling of technicians and shift engineers.

Hotel Overview: Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, is located only a few steps away from the Masjid Al Haram and the Holy Ka'aba. This 76-story hotel, one of the world's tallest, is the focal point of the Abraj Al Bait Complex, part of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project, is the iconic symbol of hospitality in the Holy City. The hotel authentic hospitality is seen throughout 1618 guest rooms and suites are thoughtfully and elegantly appointed-with extravagant amenities and five-star services that allow for peaceful reflection and repose .


Reporting to the Group Director of Engineering, the responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

- Co-coordinating renovation and capital projects within the framework and time limits established.
- Assist Director of Engineering to prepare and control the annual maintenance budget and assist in the preparation of the Capital Plan.
- Providing leadership, support and direction to the department.
- Providing overall direction to department towards the achievement of company, hotel and department objectives.
- Monitoring the Hotel's Preventative Maintenance Program.
- Managing and coordinating outside contractors within established guidelines.
- Ensuring the hotel complies with all Government regulations pertaining to building code requirements, health, fire and life safety programs.
- Works very closely with Fire & Safety department of the owning company.
- Reviewing ongoing service contracts for contractor performance and competitive pricing.
- Monitoring energy management program to ensure cost effective use of utilities and reduce energy consumption.
- Maintaining close and effective working relationship with all other Departments, and external contractors.
- Establishing quantitative standards of performance and utilizes performance management principles to fully maximize colleague productivity.
- Is a key member of the hotel's emergency operations and is able to provide expertise in building operations and review Hotel Crises Management plan twice a year.
- Perform weekly inspections to buildings and services, and preparing reports for improvements and takes necessary action.
- Overseeing Fire & safety standards, performance management, recruiting and training of the Engineering department.
- Establish Fire & Safety training program with the coordination with T&C Manager for all Departments.
- Keeping close coordination with the owning company's fire & safety department for Fire drill & evacuation practice quarterly.
- Making and arranging Training program for Engineering Staffs and other Department for Fire & Safety, on Job Training, Daily Engineering Briefing, Monthly Engineering Communication Meeting, Engineering Cross /Multi Task Training and others as required.
- Conducting monthly Health /safety and Environmental meeting along with all department and minutes of the meeting issued to all concerned.
- Keeping high standards for HACCP & takes necessary action for any shortcomings reported by Hygiene Manager or consulting company.
- Follow up right procedure for keeping proper record for Keys control.
- Provides effective supervision in day-to-day engineering store operation and ensure that, all operating procedures being followed up by storekeeper.
- Provides effective supervision in Colleagues Housing and provide necessary assistance to Housing engineering department.
- Motivate engineering colleagues by healthy environment and on time appreciation.
- Establish effectively on job/ classroom training program for Saudi Apprentice and keeping close monitoring in their work performance during two years training program.
- Keeping all engineering records in appropriate filling systems in engineering office.
- Keeping close coordination with external parties in regards related to engineering issues and maintenance works.



- Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities necessary.
- Must be a highly organized person with strong planning skills.
- Goal and results oriented.
- Analytical skills, strength as a developer and a leader of others are essential.
- International experience an asset.
- Energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated and a charismatic team player.
- Minimum 3-5 years as Assistant Project Manager or Assistant Chief Engineer (hotel or service environment preferred).
- Engineering degree/diploma or similar qualifications.
- Must have experience in leading a team of Maintenance Employees, with preference to those who have worked in a unionized environment, Experience in development of assistant engineering managers
- Knowledgeable in all regulations such as building codes, fire and health department requirements.
- Ability to positively communicate and instruct employees, Able to rephrase, or "translate" fairly technical information into terms which a layperson may easily understand.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure, changing conditions and priorities.
- Ability to effectively review, assess and modify work as needed to ensure continual progress towards desired results.
- Ability to handle multiple complex projects concurrently with a focus on results.
- Excellent teamwork skills and high level of initiative essential.
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement with current knowledge on cutting edge technologies.
- Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with Property Operations.
- Excellent Knowledge of Building HVAC operations, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical systems.
- Must have knowledge of blue prints; reading, understanding and analyzing Experience and or working knowledge of Auto-Cad preferred.
- Must have experience in managing Capital Budgets.

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Assistant salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 9,000

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